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white leather

noun
1.
leather treated with chemicals, as alum or salt; tawed leather.
Also, whitleather.
Origin of white leather
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; cf. whitleather
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  • Finally he took out two books bound in red and white leather.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • She was white as the moonlight, and saddled, girt, and bridled with white leather.

    Royal Highness Thomas Mann
  • These, with the locks, were said to be made of white leather.

  • The ball is made of white leather and inflated with a rubber bladder.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • It was in a different writing—the writing on the white leather.

    Barlasch of the Guard H. S. Merriman
  • First came a portmanteau of white leather whose raggedness indicated that the receptacle had made several previous journeys.

    Dead Souls Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • The heavy boots of the cuirassier, the white leather apron of the sapeur, were drying along the marble benches of the terrace.

  • They were made of white leather, with bright metal buttons at the knees and bright metal buttons at the top.

    Relics of General Chasse Anthony Trollope
  • Though only unmounted officers, we were dressed in yellow riding-breeches with white leather strappings.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Then the baby stuck out her foot in its white leather shoe, but grandmamma would not taste it, and called it nasty-nasty.

    The Devourers Annie Vivanti Chartres
British Dictionary definitions for white leather

white leather

noun
1.
leather that has been treated with a chemical, such as alum or salt, to make it white Also called whitleather (ˈwɪtlɛðə)
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